SERMON TEXT: Matthew 7:7-11


NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question #18 | Q: Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished? No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness, and goodness of God, and against his righteous law, and God is righteously angry with our sins and will punish them in his just judgment both in this life, and in the life to come.


  1. Go to your Heavenly Father Because the Door Will Be Opened and You’ll Receive and Find
  2. The Good Gifts of Your Heavenly Father
  3. The Incomparable Goodness of Your Heavenly Father


"God will only give you what you would have asked for if you knew everything he knows.” — Timothy Keller

“You cannot go on ‘explaining away’ forever: you will find that you have explained explanation itself away. You cannot go on ‘seeing through’ things forever. The whole point of seeing through something is to see something through it. It is good that the window should be transparent, because the street or garden beyond it is opaque. How if you saw through the garden too? It is no use trying to ‘see through’ first principles. If you see through everything then everything is transparent. But a wholly transparent world is an invisible world. To ‘see through’ all things is the same as not to see.” — CS Lewis, The Abolition of Man